Juvenile and Children's Law Section

This section provides a forum for lawyers who deal with juvenile and children’s law. It produces CLE courses related to this practice area, distributes a newsletter to section members, and works toward improving juvenile justice and children’s law.

Chair
Disability Rights Tennessee
2 International Plaza, Suite 825
Nashville, TN 37217
(615)298-1080
Vice-Chair
Odeneal Law Firm
PO Box 392
Lawrenceburg, TN 38464
(931)762-4012

Study: Mental Disorders Common in Shelby Juvenile System

At least 60 percent of children in Shelby County who come in contact with the juvenile justice system have a mental disorder, according to the Mental Health Juvenile Justice Policy Academy Action Network. The group’s study also reveals 30 percent of the children have a learning disability and 70 percent of the children have gone through some sort of traumatic event. Read more from WREG.

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Shelby Juvenile Court Gets Money for Upgrades

The Shelby County Commission approved $569,783 for the Juvenile Court to use in adding personnel and court upgrades. The expenses are necessary to keep the court in compliance with the memorandum of agreement between the county, the court and the U.S. Department of Justice, The Commercial Appeal reports. Court upgrades include installing bullet-proof safety glass for the judicial chambers.

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